People, places, potential… why we do what we do
Global vision, local delivery. Our projects, initiatives and main areas of activity.
Campaigns and ways you can support our work.
Connect to our regional and local Groundwork Trusts.
Find out the latest about how we're changing places and lives.
Further your career or help us make a difference.
How to contact our team nationally and around the country
Groundwork can work with local authorities to help support
communities gain employment.
We help people to retrain, gain confidence and gain valuable
work experience. From structured volunteering to formal placements
with employers, we help people move on a journey back towards
We operate different skills programmes in different places, but
they are all about motivation and changing lives. Often our
programmes are linked to improving the local environment or growing
new skills for a greener economy
In some areas we are a sub-contactor in the delivery of DWP
employment schemes while in others we are playing our part in the
new Future Jobs Fund.
We always try to go the extra mile and be creative with our
services – for us the unemployed are people with great potential,
not clients who help us tick boxes for outputs.
If you’d like to talk to Groundwork about opportunities for
working together on this agenda, please contact your local Trust.
Location: Leeds Chop n Go is an enterprise run by 16-18 year olds who make and sell products from recycled and sustainably sourced wood, learning all about business in the process.
Location: Bury and Bolton Groundwork Bury and Bolton are pleased to offer support for 16 and 17 year olds to help them get ‘back on track’. We offer a 52 week mentoring programme for 16 to 17 year olds who have not achieved any GCSE’s at grades A* to C.
Location: Oldham and Rochdale Providing unemployed graduates with valuable new skills and real project management experience.
Location: Oldham & Rochdale Volunteers complete a range of community based projects whilst gaining an accredited qualification.
Location: Oldham Unearthing the Past seeks to rediscover local heritage through archaeology, learning and community engagement.
Location: Woolston, Warrington A free resource efficiency review by a local ENWORKS adviser has uncovered potential savings of over £65,000 a year at the Safevent windows and glazing factory in Woolston, Warrington.
Location: Barnard Castle A client who has been unemployed for 5 years joined the Work Programme overcomes the obstacles to be successful in being offered a job
Location: Various locations A life changing personal development course for unemployed young people aged between 16 and 25.
Location: South East Blue Sky Development & Regeneration is a social enterprise that helps ex-offenders move successfully into long-term employment.
Location: Bury and Bolton Groundwork is now delivering a very exciting Prince's Trust programme. The programme that involves several 12 week courses is aimed at young people aged 16 – 25.